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WR Berkley hires Argo US casualty practice leader Edwards to lead Verus Underwriting

13 June, 2019 - 09:42
WR Berkley Corporation has appointed Marlo Edwards as president of Verus Underwriting Managers, succeeding Dale Pilkington, who is retiring.

Insurtech UK teams up with Department for International Trade to lead tech revolution

12 June, 2019 - 15:45
Insurtech UK, an alliance of 52 insurtech startups joined by associate members of the insurance industry and service partners, has entered into a partnership with the UK's Department for International Trade (DIT).

Beazley signs reinsurance treaty with Trident Insurance Group

12 June, 2019 - 15:33
Trident Insurance Group, a specialist in the surety bond market primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US, has signed a reinsurance treaty with Beazley Insurance Company.

InsurTech Gateway seeks £30m investment for first insurer fund

12 June, 2019 - 14:55
Insurtech incubator and venture capital firm Gateway is targeting up to £30 million of investment for its new fund launched to support technology start-ups in the insurance and reinsurance space.

AXIS Re hires head of Lloyd’s casualty reinsurance from Vibe

12 June, 2019 - 14:22
AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings, has hired Joe Sweeting as head of Lloyd’s casualty reinsurance.

US cyber insurance premiums up 10% to over $2bn in 2018, finds Aon

12 June, 2019 - 11:11
Cyber insurance premiums in the US increased to $2.03 billion in 2018, a rise of around 10 percent from 2017, analysis by Aon has revealed.

AI insurtech Lemonade enters European market backed by AXA Germany

12 June, 2019 - 10:49
AI-powered insurtech company Lemonade has entered the European market with the launch of its contents and liability insurance product in Germany – its first major market outside of the US.

Berkshire Hathaway expands Australia footprint with new office and Chubb hire

12 June, 2019 - 10:36
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has expanded its presence in Australia with a new office in Adelaide, and appointed Monica Holland as underwriting manager and casualty manager for South Australia.

Howden partners with Cytegic on automated cyber risk assessment

12 June, 2019 - 10:30
Howden, the retail broking arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has partnered with cyber risk quantification solutions provider Cytegic to automate cyber risk assessment and financial impact analysis across global markets.

Saga seeks new group CEO as Lance Batchelor decides to leave in 2020

12 June, 2019 - 10:16
Saga, a UK-based specialist insurer for life after 50, has announced that its group chief executive officer Lance Batchelor is set to leave the firm at the end of the current financial year in January 2020.

IAG appoints new board director to implement new strategies

12 June, 2019 - 10:16
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has appointed George Savvides as an independent non-executive director to its board.

Chubb charts rise in investor lawsuits in US and questions merit

11 June, 2019 - 15:57
The number of securities class action lawsuits has more than doubled in the past four years, but according to insurer Chubb, the beneficiaries of the payouts are not “harmed investors” but instead its lawyers bringing cases of “dubious merit”.

Aviva names new Canada, general insurance CEOs amid cost-cutting drive

11 June, 2019 - 15:32
Insurer Aviva has appointed Jason Storah as new chief executive of its Canadian business, replacing Colm Holmes.

Willis Towers Watson survey claims uptick in US commercial insurance prices in Q1 2019

11 June, 2019 - 15:03
US commercial insurance prices have increased in the first quarter of 2019, but the growth was just under 2 percent, according to Willis Towers Watson.

Charles Taylor InsureTech sets up shop in Dubai to meet rising demand

11 June, 2019 - 14:08
Charles Taylor InsureTech has launched an office in Dubai in response to the growing demand for technology-related business transformation programmes in the regional insurance market.

Barbican hires Vibe's Archer to lead international casualty treaty reinsurance

11 June, 2019 - 13:50
Barbican Insurance Group has appointed Clive Archer as head of international casualty treaty reinsurance.

Aon Securities hires JLT Capital Markets co-heads in ILS growth strategy

11 June, 2019 - 09:53
Aon Securities, the investment banking division of re/insurance broker Aon, has made two new strategic hires to help drive growth and innovation within its capital markets function.

Berkshire Hathaway opens French hub in European expansion; hires AXA XL exec to lead

11 June, 2019 - 09:43
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has launched a new office in Paris, and appointed François-Xavier d’Huart as country manager, as part of its strategic expansion in Europe.

Tokio Marine taps Skuld’s Knighton to expand marine liability in 'challenging market'

11 June, 2019 - 09:36
Specialty insurer Tokio Marine HCC has expanded its marine liability division, which began trading in January, with the appointment of Paul Knighton as marine liability & logistics underwriter.

Everest bolsters excess casualty team with Aspen and Conifer hires

11 June, 2019 - 09:28
Everest Insurance, the specialty insurance division of Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, has made two key hires from Aspen and Conifer to help expand its excess casualty retail capabilities in the Central and West territories in the US.


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